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Canada Canada's top bull rider Ty Pozzobon of Merritt dies at 25

05:51  11 january  2017
05:51  11 january  2017 Source:   vancouversun.com

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Ty Pozzobon rode bulls with names like Back Bender, Carolina Kicker and Boot Strap Bill. On Monday afternoon, the 25 -year-old Canadian bull - riding champ was found dead 25 kilometres west of his hometown of Merritt , his family said.

Merritt , B.C., bull rider Ty Pozzobon has died at age 25 . Pozzobon was the 2016 Pro Bull Riders Canada champion, and finished fourth at the 2016 Professional Bull Riders world finals in Las Vegas in November.

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Ty Pozzobon rode bulls with names like Back Bender, Carolina Kicker and Boot Strap Bill.

On Monday afternoon, the 25-year-old Canadian bull-riding champ was found dead 25 kilometres west of his hometown of Merritt, his family said.

No cause of death was released by Merritt RCMP, but they do not consider the death to be suspicious and have passed along the case to the B.C. Coroners Service.

“He was good people,” his father Luke told Postmedia. “There wasn’t a mean bone in his body. Worried about everybody else, not himself.”

Pozzobon, based in Texas during the U.S. bull-riding season, was recovering from a broken hand and in Merritt visiting and working with his 30-odd bucking bulls on the family ranch.

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[font size=1] Merritt , B.C., bull rider Ty Pozzobon has died at age 25 . Pozzobon was the 2016 Pro Bull Riders Canada champion, and finished fourth at the 2016 Professional Bull Riders world finals in Las Vegas in November.

Ty Pozzobon (Ian Webster/Herald). Merritt , the Nicola Valley, and the rodeo community the world round continues to mourn this week, after Ty Pozzobon , Canada ’ s best bull - rider who had a bright future ahead of him, was found deceased Monday morning at his home in Merritt .

Like all bull riders, Pozzobon was often injured, having sustained concussions and broken bones.

His most recent concussion seemed to be severe, Merritt Mayor Neil Menard said.

“He was a very upbeat, selfless. Ty would brighten the outlook of those around him,” Menard said. “And he loved riding bulls. He rode with all kinds of injuries, sometimes — in my opinion — when he shouldn’t have.”

In 2013, Carolina Kicker knocked him out in Louisville, Ky.

In late 2014, Boot Strap Bill smashed Pozzobon’s helmet to pieces in Saskatoon with a kick to the head after bucking the rider off at the buzzer, then kicking Pozzobon’s unprotected head again as he lay prone with the bull bucking and dancing around him.

“It’s important that people know about the implications of head injuries as a result of concussions,” said his mother Leanne.

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Ty Pozzobon was originally from Merritt , B.C., but was well known in the Alberta bull - riding community. The family of a 25 -year-old Canadian bull riding champion, who died suddenly Monday, is warning about the dangers of concussions in the wake of his death.

He was a Pro Bullriders Canada champion, a four time PBR World Finals qualifier and had qualified three times for the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Ty Pozzobon more than a bull rider to hometown of Merritt . Local Sports.

Pro Rodeo Canada said Pozzobon was a talent who comes along very seldom in any sport.

“And while all of us mourn the loss of one of our sport’s brightest stars, we are painfully aware that we have also lost one of the truly genuine people in this or any sport,” the organization said on its website.

“The ever-ready Pozzy grin, the endless love and devotion to family and friends, his ability to pick up the spirits of those around him — those are special talents — as great, and maybe even greater, than his superstar ability to ride the rankest bulls in the industry.”

A four-time Pro Bull Riders finalist who earned more than US $250,000 on the circuit, the Merritt secondary grad won the PBR Canada championship in 2016 and finished fourth at the PBR World Finals in Las Vegas in November, despite riding with a broken hand.

He had begun competing in sanctioned Canadian events in 2010 before heading to the U.S. to compete full time in 2011, according to PBR.

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# Merritt Councillor Mike Goetz says the city is mourning Champion Bull Rider Ty Pozzobon who died at the age of 25 yesterday morning. 2016 Professional Bull Riders Canada champion, Ty Pozzobon , died Monday.

On an April 2015, ShawTV broadcast, Pozzobon credited growing up watching his dad and uncle ride bulls for his interest in the sport.

“I knew at a really young age I was going to be a bull rider,” Pozzobon, a talented goalie who turned down a hockey scholarship in order to ride bulls, said. “I love the sport. I think about bull riding all day, every day.”

He was a two-time runner-up at the Calgary Stampede, where last year his gear was stolen from his truck, only to be discovered by a Good Samaritan and returned.

Pozzobon also hosted invitational bull-riding events in Merritt and a bull-riding camp in the Nicola Valley.

Last week Alpha Bull, a promotions company aiming to expand the base of bull-riding fans into urban areas, announced a sponsorship deal with Pozzobon and predicted the Merritt native would contend for the PBR world title this year.

Calgary-based Alpha Bull president Chad Besplug was scheduled to fly to the Interior Tuesday evening, then travel to Merritt on Wednesday.

The North American rodeo community and friends of the Pozzobon family took to social media to express their grief and shock.

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Merritt bull rider Ty Pozzobon , 25 , was diagnosed with CTE, a condition associated with repeated brain trauma, after his death by suicide. That finding has a longtime rider questioning his own injuries over a 15-year career.

Merritt , the Nicola Valley, and the rodeo community the world round continues to mourn this week, after Ty Pozzobon , Canada ’ s best bull - rider who had a bright future ahead of him, was found deceased Monday morning at his home in Merritt .

“It was, still is, one of those things you can’t really wrap your mind around,” said Shawn Best when contacted by phone.

Best, a 31-year-old bull rider from Omak, Wash., counted Pozzobon as a friend.

“He wouldn’t walk away from anybody, he wouldn’t turn his back on anybody, from kids to adults,” Best said. “He made you feel better about where you were at.

“Given the sport and how dangerous the sport is, he was one of those guys who kind of made everything go away, pretty much cleared the air just by being there and made you feel more confident about yourself.”

Pozzobon is survived by his parents Luke and Leanne, his sister Amy and his wife Jayd.

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